Iowa Will Play Oregon in Madison Square Garden

June 11, 2018

Written by Jon Miller

Iowa sent out a release today, announcing it will challenge Oregon in the semifinals of the championship rounds of the 2K Classic on Nov. 15, before taking on either Connecticut or Syracuse on Nov. 16, at Madison Square Garden in New York.  From the release:

Each team will also host a pair of regional round games on campus before traveling to New York City. Iowa will host UMKC and Green Bay to tipoff its 2018-19 season. The Hawkeyes will host the Kangaroos on Nov. 8, followed by the Phoenix on Nov. 11 on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Tickets for the Championship Rounds can be purchased at or by calling 866-448-7849. All four games of the Championship Rounds will air on ESPN networks. The four regional round hosts combine for 111 NCAA appearances, 16 Final Fours, and eight National Championships.

Iowa previously played in the 1999 and 2014 2K Classics, advancing to the championship game in 1999, and sports a 3-3 record in the 2K Classic.

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Iowa Schedule — 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Nov. 8              UMKC
Nov. 11            Green Bay
Nov. 15            vs. Oregon
Nov. 16            vs. Syracuse/Connecticut

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We know that Iowa will play 20 Big Ten games this year, along with playing Iowa State in Iowa City. We know that Iowa will host Pitt as part of the Big Ten – ACC challenge this year, that game is slated for 11/27. Iowa will not participate in the Gavitt Games this year, which pits Big Ten against Big East.

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So that is 23 games against Power 5 Conference foes, plus a game against UNI, which is a program that is typically as strong as a good chunk of Power 5 teams.

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